The entertainment industry’s wrong turns

Record labels and video distributors had been ticked off by consumers for charging high prices for quite a while. At first the labels got away with it though. This was because they actually added value to the product. They were the only ones who were able to actually deliver the product to consumers efficiently. However, […]

Cold, hard facts show up entertainment industry’s scaremongering

Cinema has had a good year. The Scotsman reports: FUTURE-gazers claimed 20 years ago that it would be doomed by the arrival of the home video recorder. And more recently they’ve been claiming that the internet is killing the entertainment industry. So how do they explain the following two paragraphs? But figures released yesterday reveal […]

RIAA sues person with song in his head

RIAA sues family that doesn’t own a PC: A Rockmart family is being sued for illegal music file sharing, despite the fact that they don’t even own a computer. Via Boing Boing, where Cory Doctorow says: …this is probably more profitable in the long run than suing people who do share music, since those people […]